This recipe is SO GOOD. Scott and I probably make it almost every week. And when I say that this is an easy stir fry recipe, I mean it – it only uses 5 ingredients and comes together in under a half hour. (And the 5 ingredients aren’t specialty or anything; they’re really easy to find in almost any grocery store!) Not only is it fast and easy – it also only uses one pot! (A must for me because without a dishwasher, I’m all about meals that mean I have to do less work after cooking them). This is one of my go-to meals for busy days, when I don’t have a lot of time to make dinner. It’s also one of my go-to meals when friends or family are visiting, because it’s different from what most people cook and you would never be able to tell how easy it was to throw together!
Easy Stir Fry Recipe (Serves 2 + Leftovers)
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2-3 tbsp. olive oil or other cooking oil
- microwaveable noodle bowl
- 1/2 cup island teriyaki sauce (the island soyaki from trader joe’s is the best!)
- 1-2 cups frozen oriental or stir fry vegetables (we get ours from Aldi)
See how simple this ingredients picture is? That’s because you need almost no ingredients for this recipe. (I wasn’t kidding when I said it was easy!)
Cut chicken breasts into cubes and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken in heated olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or medium pot. After chicken is cooked, turn heat to medium-low and add soyaki or teriyaki sauce to pan. It’s also really easy to make this vegan – just use a vegan teriyaki sauce (the one from trader joe’s is!), and skip the chicken or substitute for another protein.
Add 1-2 cups of the frozen stir fry vegetables to the pan (or more, depending on how many veggies you want!). Cook 5-10 minutes or until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally.
Cook noodle bowl according to package directions (typically, you add the sauce and water, then microwave for a minute or two). We like to use the spicy mongolian noodle bowl by Simply Asia. Add noodles (sauce and all) to the chicken and veggies and cook for 5 more minutes on low.
Serve and enjoy. And there you have it – a colorful, delicious, (mostly) homemade stir fry in under 30 minutes!